Let us guess, you’re searching for a company to replace your seamless gutters “Near me,” right?
Here we at Top Dog Home Pro of Woodbridge, VA and the surrounding areas, we have a motto that “Near Me” is always near us!
Now that being said, we also like to help homeowners learn and understand how seamless gutters work, why keeping your rain gutters in tip-top shape is vital for your home, and ways we can help you!
Seamless Gutters 101
In this article we aim to help you identify:
- What seamless gutters are
- Why you should only use seamless gutters
- Costs of seamless gutters
- How seamless rain gutter install works
First, let us start by answering this question:
What are seamless gutters?
Seamless gutters are exactly what the name says – seamless.
Custom made on-site, aluminum seamless gutters are customized per each section of your home to give the perfect fit for stormwater management.
We’ll visit the pros and cons of having seamless gutters installed for your home, the costs you may come across during the installation and measuring, and why its best to leave this job to a professional rather than you doing this your own, making this not so much of a DIY home renovation.
That being said, seamless gutters are the best for one reason = they don’t leak like cheap sectional gutters! Here is what we mean:
Why should you use seamless gutters:
Since seamless gutters are measured on-site, they fit the precise measurements on your home, it is not to say that regular gutters are not measured to the precise measurement of your home, but rather, the length of the gutter will be the exact length of the entire side of your home, meaning that the contractors will only use one long gutter.
Rather than regular gutters where they are broken into pieces or have joints, seamless gutters are just one entire piece covering the entire side of the home has less than one joint. Since regular gutters are attached together with a connector, they are prone to leaking, as for the seamless gutter, the possibility of it leaking is slim in comparison, but still not impossible.
In terms, the longevity and life expectancy of your seamless gutter will outlast sectional gutters, with proper care and maintenance.
Keeping your gutters clean and free-flowing is key to tending your seamless gutters, of course, you can always install gutter guards that are self-cleaning.
Sectional gutters are known to cause issues because they are often made cheaply with vinyl material, they leak, and need to be replaced in some cases a matter of months!
Not to mention – customized aluminum seamless gutters are not that expensive, just see below!
Typical costs of seamless gutters:
Seamless gutter costs can vary and are priced per linear foot.
On Average, homeowners should expect to pay $5 on the low end, and up to $12 on the high end for seamless aluminum gutters.
Other gutter types – from sectional to copper – can range between $3 – $25 per foot. Of course, this depends on the material, the contractor you hire, and the area in which you live.
In total, the average you may spend on a newly outfitted home with aluminum gutters is around $1,100 with a range of $500 – $1500. This of course includes labor and material.
Ranking seamless gutter costs in order of low to high;
- Vinyl can cost you somewhere between $3 – $5 per foot,
- Aluminum $4 – $9, (Best Bet)
- Steel $8 – $10, and
- Copper $15 – $25.
Since seamless gutters are just a single long gutter, custom made on-site, it may take a bit more time for the contractor to install gutters where they’re needed and meet the roof’s eave. Most seamless gutter companies “near me” will keep this in mind when pricing per linear foot!
Factors like the machinery utilized to create the gutters and the amount of labor required are typically included in the price. Here at Top Dog Home Pro, we are transparent with our 5-inch and 6-inch aluminum seamless gutter pricing.
We simply measure your house and tell you upfront exactly how man feet of rain gutter it will require accompanied by our price!
How much do new gutters cost?
Want to get a price now? Top Dog Home Pro is partnered with our sister company Gutter Guru’s where you can use this Free Gutter Calculator Tool to get an instant gutter price!
Can you install seamless gutters yourself? (No, Don’t Do It!)
As we stated earlier, seamless gutters are measured and made on-site.
You can buy sectional gutters and install them yourself – but this is not a good idea nor a good option for your home!
Seamless gutters require a professional to take the exact measurements around the roof of the home and create the seamless gutters then and there with machinery.
Since the gutter is typically a single long section of the gutter, it requires a few hands for the installation.
While it is possible for you to do this task by yourself with a saw (and with the help of a few friends and maybe your next-door neighbor) it is best to leave this to the professionals to avoid any injury and since they have years of experience.
Gutter professionals like the team at Top Dog Home Pro will also:
- Mount gutters correctly with the right pitch using our water test
- Make sure we use a rain diverter if needed on your roof
- Install gutter guards
Not to mention – 70% of accidents in exterior remodeling occur because of ladders. Injuring yourself isn’t worth doing your gutters yourself!
When trying to find a seamless gutter contractor near you, just remember “Near Me” is always close to us!
While it may prove to be difficult for one person to install on their own, especially without the proper machinery, it is best for the professionals to measure, cut, and install your seamless gutters.
The extra bit of money for the gutters is worth it in the long run and helps prevent any foundational or common gutter issues.
Furthermore, the chances of your seamless gutters leaking are far less than regular gutters. Making the investment for seamless gutters well worth it for a long-term solution.